BioMed Research International / 2019 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Bacterial Aetiologies of Lower Respiratory Tract Infections among Adults in Yaoundé, Cameroon

Table 3

Level of coinfections in lower respiratory tract by RT-PCR.

Infection levelPathogensNumberClinical samples

Double bacterial infectionHaemophilus influenzae + Legionella species1FPEm
Haemophilus influenzae + Streptococcus pneumoniae32 BAL + 1 FPEm
Streptococcus pneumoniae +Klebsiella pneumoniae2FPEm
Haemophilus influenzae + Staphylococcus aureus3FPEf, 2 BAL
Haemophilus influenzae +Klebsiella pneumoniae2BAL+ FPEf
Triple bacterial infectionHaemophilus influenzae + Staphylococcus aureus +Klebsiella pneumoniae1FPEm
Haemophilus influenzae + Legionella species + Klebsiella pneumonia1BAL
Haemophilus influenzae + Legionella species + Moraxella catarrhalis1FPEm

RT-PCR: reverse-transcriptase real-time polymerase chain reaction; BAL: bronchoalveolar lavage; FPEf: fluid drained from pleural effusion; FPEm: fluid drained from pleural empyema.

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